Yellow Africa Pvt Ltd has filed an application with the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) to build a 100-MW solar power park in Zimbabwe’s Matabeleland North province.
The independent power producer (IPP) wants to install, own, run and maintain the Ntabazinduna solar plant in the district of Umguza, ZERA said in a statement on Thursday. The firm will implement the project in two 50-MW phases.
The electricity produced by the solar park will be fed into the national grid. At present, Zimbabwe suffers from an 800-MW power deficit as its installed generation capacity amounts to 1,400 MW while daily demand reaches 2,200 MW during peak periods.
Earlier this week, local media reported that Mauritian solar power and chemicals firm Prochem is ready to invest in solar energy projects in Zimbabwe and is also planning to build a chemicals plant there.